Over the Next 5 Years
John Marshall Elementary School’s current student enrollment exceeds the state recommended operational capacity by over 100 students. Overcrowding will be alleviated for John Marshall Elementary School through the referendum. Expanding our school district’s elementary buildings could offer full-day kindergarten to our town and the new additions would eliminate the need for the 2 double trailers that currently house 4 classrooms.
John Marshall Elementary School has a current District Practice Operational Capacity of 743 including its four trailer classrooms. Its enrollment forecast is 826 students, which results in a capacity gap of 83 students plus 43 trailer students. The new rooms shall increase the District Practice capacity to accommodate the capacity gap and improve operations.
The additions and renovations are not only improving the students’ quality of education, but also improving the community. The overcrowding is due to the fact that many people want to move to Edison because of the school district. However, if the schools are forced to utilize more trailers and come up with more short-term solutions, less people will want to move to Edison, resulting in the decrease of the value of your home. This referendum will create a better learning environment and continue to positively affect the community.